Statue Of Lebanese Emigrant At Beirut Port Remains Undamaged By Explosion

August 4th, the port of Beirut exploded and took down with it countless buildings, houses, hospitals, and roads in several districts of the capital.

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Speechless. #Beirut #Lebanon

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The destruction is apocalyptic, no debate there. As a first estimation only, the losses amount to over $15 Billion. That how deep and wide the devastation is.

Satellite Imae from NASA showing the radius of the impact

The city is wrecked by disasters wherever the eyes land, let alone the site of the explosion, the port.

However, there standing, remarkably barely impacted, is the statue of The Lebanese Emigrant.

Emigrant Statue in Beirut / Getty Images

Just there, amid the horrific devastation, the Lebanese Emigrant stands, almost untouched, as if calling for those who left to stand up for their homeland, and reassuring the Lebanese people that they are not alone; their diaspora is there for them.

The Lebanese Emigrant statue was set up in 2002 by Mexicans of Lebanese descent.

Back then, the Board of Directors of the Centro Libanés, established in Mexico City in 1967, commissioned Ramis Barquet, a Mexican artist with Lebanese roots, to create a statue in honor of Lebanese emigrants.

This statue represents those who migrated to Mexico, America, Australia, and all other countries, and reminds the Lebanese today of our mahjar history.

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?دقيقة من وقتكم ? أولاً رحمة الله على كل الشهداء والضحايا الأبرياء يللي سقطوا والله يشفي كل مصاب ويرجع كل مفقود ?? اليوم أكتر من أي وقت مضى نحنا بحاجة نكون حد بعض كشعب لبناني موّحد وندعم بعض نفسياً ومعنوياً ومادياً، لأن الاتكال الأكبر هو على نخوة وشهامة اللبناني وما حدا ناطر شي من الطبقة الحاكمة الفاشلة. كرمال هيك نحنا رح نبلش ندعم كل المبادارت الفردية وكل شخص بحاجة انه شغله يتروج أكتر وأكتر، كل أصحاب المشاريع الصغيرة والمتواضعة، كل صاحب فكرة وأمل جديد. نحنا منكبر بساعدة بعضنا البعض. كل حدا عنده فكرة مشروع شغل موهبة شو ما كان يراسلنا ونحنا رح ننشره عنا، ما منعرف يمكن اليوم عم نبلش بفكرة معنوية بكرا تكبر أكتر ونوصل لأكبر عدد من الناس ?? الشعب اللبناني رح يرجع لأن بحب الحياة! Just DM us! . #Lebanon #Beirut #PrayForLebanon #PrayForBeirut #لبنان #بيروت #شهداء #انفجار_المرفأ #بيروت_مدينة_منكوبة #بيروت_لبنان

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Today, during these terrible times on the Lebanese people, it stands tall and strong amid the chaos, having defied the mighty explosion to remind the diaspora of their roots, there in the land that is counting on their help.

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